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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Jugular Lymph Node

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What causes enlarged jugular chain lymph nodes?

What causes enlarged jugular chain lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

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Jugular lymph node enlargement up to 2.6cm, post TT/thyroid cancer 2012, RAI scan clear, thyroid bed clear, not sick, what's the cause?

Jugular lymph node enlargement up to 2.6cm, post TT/thyroid cancer 2012, RAI scan clear, thyroid bed clear, not sick, what's the cause?

Enlarged neck node: A large neck node with a prior history of thyroid cancer is worrisome. See an ENT doctor and start with a fine needle aspiration of the enlarged node is my recommendation.

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2.5 cm jugular lymph node fna came back neg for malignancy but didn't show infection either. .... next step?

2.5 cm jugular lymph node fna came back neg for malignancy but didn't show infection either. .... next step?

Wait: Studies show that a full history and physical /focus head and neck /thyroid indicated. Ultrasound is done first and lab work if indicated then referral to a specialist in this case ENT. FNAC is not perfect but if the biopsy was performed correctly the pathology under the microscope should be diagnostic but sampling error does occur was it guided? Please read this. Http://tinyurl. Com/z7twwrm

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Holding neck straight upward, there is a small lump approx. 1 inch above collarbone directly on top of sternomastoid. Thyroid or jugular lymph node?

Holding neck straight upward, there is a small lump approx. 1 inch above collarbone directly on top of sternomastoid. Thyroid or jugular lymph node?

Just a guess: If it's very superficial, likely neither. If directly deep to the muscle, it's probably a lymph node (unless your thyroid is very large). Dozens of nodes are present in the neck, and it can be normal to be able to feel a few. If it's new, enlarging, over about 1cm, firm, or if you have a history of cancer or are simply just concerned, it is never inappropriate to see a doctor (ent, etc.).

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I have hashimoto's disease, and an enlarged lymph node adjacent to my jugular and thyroid. It is 2.12 CM in long, . 9 CM in trans. Should I worry?

May need workup.: It is common to have enlarged lymph nodes in the setting of hashimoto's disease, since your immune system is revved up against a part of your own body, your thyroid. This causes lymph nodes to become enlarged. In expert radiologist hands, frequently a neck ultrasound can distinguish what is known as a "reactive", benign lymph node vs a suspicious one so that followup without biopsy can be done.

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My son has a lump behind his jugular, he has had a real bad cough and cold. Could that be his lymph node?

My son has a lump behind his jugular, he has had a real bad cough and cold. Could that be his lymph node?

Yes: It can be a swollen lymph node. There are many nodes in the neck area and they are often enlarged with respiratory illnesses and sore throat. If he is not better in a few days or he gets worse from here on, he should be checked by his doctor

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When lymph node is enlarged is it highly noticeable?

Not necessarily: It depends on a persons body build as to whether nodes can be felt. Any new lump of recent onset requires evauation by a physician, or allied health professional.

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Feeling hard swollen moveable pectoris lymph node enlargement on left side.

Feeling hard swollen moveable pectoris lymph node enlargement on left side.

See your doctor ASAP: You need to be examined. Have you checked your breast for a lump? Have you had a mammogram.

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How can examination of enlarged lymph node aid in diagnosing certain diseases?

Clinical exam: Clinical exam remains a very important thing in medicine. Examination of the lymph node will give us useful information in regard to the location, the size, the texture, mobility etc. And those characteristics are useful to narrow down the differential diagnosis.

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If lymph node metasisis occurs, does your spleen also usually become enlarged?

If lymph node metasisis occurs, does your spleen also usually become enlarged?

Usually not.: It depends on the type of malignancy! If it is lymphatic, spleen enlargement is common. Lung cancer-quite uncommon!

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Doctors can you tell me when should I start to worry over an enlarged lymph node?

Doctors can you tell me when should I start to worry over an enlarged lymph node?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If not gone in a week, seek care.

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Afraid of cancer, could it possibly have made the lymph node permanently enlarged?

Afraid of cancer, could it possibly have made the lymph node permanently enlarged?

No: If you believe you've found an enlarged hard lymph node, please see a doctor and get it looked at.

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My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year. Should I be concerned?

My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year. Should I be concerned?

Nodes: Yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medical attention

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What do you suggest if my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

What do you suggest if my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

Get it checked.: There are many reasons why you might have a persistently enlarged neck lymph node. The majority are benign, but some are not. Nodes that are over 1cm, growing over time, and/or fixed--meaning it doesn't move around when felt with your fingers--are more concerning. See your doctor for evaluation. You may need blood work and possibly imaging to start; in some cases a biopsy is ultimately needed.

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Could you tell me why my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year and if that is bad?

Could you tell me why my lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year and if that is bad?

Lymph Node: You could have swollen lymph nodes. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. Since this has not resolved I would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why its bothering you. Hard to know how it affects you without evaluation.

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There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer??

There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer??

Unlikely: The upper limits of normal for an aortocaval lymph node is 10 mm. Your lymph node is well within that limit. If you have no history of cancer, there is nothing to be concerned about.

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Can someone tell me what I should do? My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

Can someone tell me what I should do? My lymph-node in my neck has been enlarged for over a year is that bad?

Nodes: Yes it can be, lymph nodes respond to infections, and sometimes stay enlarged for a long time. If you are developing new node or have pain seek medical attention

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